An entrepreneur in every sense of the word, Franco Prevedello’s name is synonymous with success in the restaurant business. Over the last two decades, Franco helped found a string of successful restaurant ventures in Toronto, including Splendido, Biffi, Pronto, Centro, Terra, Acqua and most recently, Nota Bene.
On top of keeping an active hand in the restaurant business, Franco also runs a highly successful wine and spirit agency, Prevedello and Mathews alongside Paul Mathews. The two started the agency with a focus on premium wines and spirits in 1996 and it has thrived ever since.
Franco is also one of the visionaries behind Diamante Development Corporation, now celebrating its 27th year of business. The company leads the industry in the conception, construction and realization of successful high-rise condominium projects. The results are obvious in landmark buildings such as Domus, One Balmoral, One City Hall, 2 Roxborough Royalton Phoebe and now The Florian, which offer residences designed with care in communities that function well.
Dedication to his industry is further illustrated by his seat on the Board of Directors for the Stratford Chef School, past Director for George Brown College, past President of the GRI (an international restaurant association), and recognition by way of numerous industry awards, including the prestigious Gold Award Franco received at the Gala Italia in New York.